March 2023

Anti-Aging Skin Regimens That Work

I’m always excited to sample the latest potions and lotions, especially when they work well. It’s a challenge to find great anti-aging skincare products that really make a difference. Recently, I’ve tried and tested two amazing face regimens that I love and are worth sharing.

Neil Sadick Park Avenue Prescription Starter Kit

A collaborative team of skincare experts and researchers including renowned dermatologist Neil Sadick developed this collection of three anti-aging face products based on in-office prescription treatments.  Each set contains a one-month supply of the products, all packaged in small pump bottles. The Protection Cream is meant to be used in the morning–it contains SPF 20 and protects the skin from environmental pollutants.  It’s also super hydrating and contains light-diffusing pigments to instantly improve the look of your skin.  The Reversal Serum should be used at night after cleansing. This product is full of anti-aging peptides and retinol to fight fine-lines and wrinkles. It also boosts your natural collagen.  Once absorbed, the Rejuvenation Cream is applied to reduce redness and age spots. All of the products are oil-free, lightweight and feel great on the skin.  Most importantly, they offer visible results!

BUY NOW, Sadick Dermatology Group Park Avenue Prescription, $70

Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen

Photoaging is the number one cause of skin aging. I have to admit that I like to sunbathe, but will only do so in small doses these days when using a strong sunscreen. Nia24 recently developed new skincare products are that are specifically made for moderate to severely sun-damaged skin.  These products contain the award-winning Pro-Niacin molecule that is proven to visibly improve sunspots, skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. The package is made up of three products that include a cleanser, exfoliating serum and cream. The Gentle Cleansing Cream is non-foaming and has the perfect consistency.  It also removes face make-up very well. The Rapid Exfoliating Serum is a leave-on resurfacing treatment that nixes rough dry spots.  I found this product to be very unique–It gives you a light peel that is so good to use at night. The rich Intensive Recovery Complex is a deep moisturizing cream. All products are gentle and the patented system brings a useful and continuous-release form of Niacin to the skin.  I know I could certainly stand to reverse the sun damage I did to my skin as a teenager!

BUY NOW, Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen, $54

Best Sunscreens and Sun Protection Make-up for Fun in the Sun

By Melissa Meyers

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and now that the sun is out and shining it’s time to remember to protect your skin every day. Check out our selection of sunscreens and make-up for your face with sun protection to keep your skin safe and beautiful.

Sun Protection for the Face

StriVectin-SH™ Age Protect SPF 30/PA+++
This new oil-free, ultra sheer sunscreen is great because it protects from the sun and is clinically proven to repair existing skin damage. Perfect for every day under make-up, this anti-aging product is a must-try! A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation for the month of May.
Buy Now, $49nia24

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen
Another new, light-weight and amazing anti-aging sunscreen to try is NIA 24. Why? It was chosen by the National Cancer Institute for development as a potential skin cancer prevention agent. This product also diminishes the appearance of sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. A percentage of proceeds from the online sale of NIA 24 will benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Buy Now, $45


SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
The tinted sunscreen provides high broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This product feels fresh and dewy so it’s great for dry skin. In support of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, SkinCeuticals is teaming up with the MRA (Melanoma Research Alliance) to fight Melanoma by spreading the word on Facebook. Post a video or written testimonial on how Melanoma has either affected you or someone you know, and a donation will be made to this important cause ($20 to MRA for each video upload, and $2 for every post).  In addition, Skinceuticals will give away five Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 products each day for the most inspirational video submissions.
Buy Now, $30

Sun Protection Make-up

Korres Mineral Foundation

Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation
Korres is known for its environmentally friendly and natural products which isn’t always synonymous with sunscreen.  This super-fine formula goes on smoothly and feels lightweight.
Buy Now, $28

Philosophy Hope

Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer
Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar has a bit of a cult following so it’s no surprise that they took this popular formula and made it in a tinted moisturizer.  If you’re used to wearing foundation, try lightening up with this pleasantly scented moisturizer with a SPF of 20.
Buy Now, $38


Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45
This might be the coolest and most convenient sun-protecting product on the market.  Just swipe this translucent, no-color powder on over any makeup you’re already wearing for instant protection.  It comes in a formula for oily problem skin as well as a bronzing version.  Re-apply as much as needed without any grease or make-up mishaps.  Perfect to keep in your bag at all times.
Buy Now, $30

Sun Protection for Lips

Lavanila Healthy Lip

LAVANILA – The Healthy Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30
Your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body and yet we often forget to protect this delicate area.  Many sunscreen lip balms feel drying or have a chemical aftertaste but the Healthy Lip Screen from LAVANILA with SPF 30 is creamy, non-whitening and tastes minty.  It moisturizes your lips while blocking the sun’s harmful rays.
Buy Now, $16